MND Scotland is in a period of rapid growth and change. Having just celebrated our 40th anniversary, with a new CEO, Executive Leadership Team in place and a new 3-year strategy and brand identity launching this Summer, this is an incredibly exciting time to join us.
We are unique. We are the only charity in Scotland to offer direct support to people living with MND, their families, and friends. As a charity our mission is clear – we make time count for people affected by MND across the country. When time matters most, we’re here as a helping hand of support, to take the weight off their shoulders and ease the burden, so that precious time can be spent making memories with loved ones.
We provide practical, financial, and emotional support to people with MND and their families as they face a devastating terminal disease which will affect 1 in 300 Scots. Alongside this we fund ground-breaking research that holds genuine hope for a cure.
We would not be where we are without our supporters and, as Head of Fundraising you will lead our fundraising activities and supporter care programme whilst developing our fundraising team. By significantly increasing the income we raise, you will be a driving force behind the growth of the charity.
The pandemic has placed a new emphasis on the role of charities in supporting people, and an even more challenging frame on fundraising. Against this backdrop you will be responsible for the long-term growth and sustainability of income generation at MND Scotland, embracing innovation and accelerating income growth across a diverse range of income streams. You will work closely with colleagues to develop robust and healthy stakeholder engagement in order for us to increase our supporter base, whilst developing mutually beneficial partnerships and build long term relationships across Scotland. You will also be critical to encouraging a strong fundraising culture across the organisation.
Reporting to the Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Fundraising, you will work closely to provide strategic vision and leadership in the newly created Stakeholder Engagement and Fundraising Directorate, and to defining the skills and resources we will need to achieve our goals. This will include development of systems and processes, the development of a culture of innovation with psychological safety, and a renewed commitment to putting the MND Community at our core.